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Old 05-03-2014, 10:39 AM   #57
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That's True here in the UK but if Your Flashing Your headlights at an RV maybe oncoming or passing they recognise it's a way of saying Hi to fellow Campers, mind You some of You talk of the Rocker-Switch that turns off the Top-Lights (Orange ?) back and Front but surely they're only on when it'd Dark, just to reiterate I've Never had a Headlight-Main-Beam Flasher on the Directional Indicator Stalk on any of My American RVs but All My Cars Have - Just Saying

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Old 05-03-2014, 10:42 AM   #58
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I do, I do but then I am driving a 24 year old coach....Most of you guys don't act like you know me...

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Old 05-03-2014, 05:22 PM   #59
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I wave at all motorhomes regardless of the age. I don't often wave 5th wheels or trailers but may start.
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:51 PM   #60
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We've noticed a lack of wave backs in the last couple years but still wave. We wave at trailer tows too.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:00 PM   #61
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I wave a lot both with the micro and my hand.

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Old 05-04-2014, 10:41 AM   #62
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I'm gonna print and paste HarryC's wave protocol to the inside of my windshield. Makes sense to me:
1. Wave + Honk
2. Honk no wave
3. Wave no Honk
4. Wave + Smile
5. Smile no wave
6. Nod + Smile
7. Nod no Smile
Chances are I will be working my way through the list and by the time I figger out the appropriate response you're gonna be long down-the-road -- I'm waving, just not at you! \ken
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:47 PM   #63
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Thumbs down I can't do it !

Two motorhomes approaching each other on a highway at 60 mph. That puts them coming together at 176 ft per second. (88 ft. Per second at 60 mph X2). Brain signals speed of a 58 year old male that survived the 70's =
1/4 mile delayed response to original wave by oncoming motorhome. Now slow down to 25 mph and I may be able to do it.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:56 PM   #64
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Talking "Wave Happy"

Here is the 64th post on "waving" , Does the folks that wave......also wave to everyone when driving their auto? Other auto's? One thing I can suggest, if you like to wave and be waved at, buy a Harley Davidson..........., unknown to me when I bought it, Jeep's also have a "Wave Following" like motorcycles, Corvette's............
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:57 PM   #65
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Given the amount of testiness (not to mention outright road rage) exhibited on highways these days, I for one am unwilling to take a chance that someone might think I'm giving them the one-finger salute.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:07 PM   #66
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Hi my name is Les. I stand before you and say "I am a waver". In fact I'm already in the 12 step program for waving.

It all started as a child waving at all the truckers and people my dad passed on the road. Then it graduated to waving at girls. I think this was when it started to get out of control and I recognized I had a bit of a problem. I waved at other bikers when I had a bike however many bikers didn't wave back and I started to get a complex. Once I got a boat, then it seemed like I waved more. My wife often told me she thought I was a bit obsessed.

Once we got the RV though, I found myself almost waving at everyone and everything. If it moved, I waved at it. I would be careful though If my wife was watching, I would try to sneak a wave in whenever I could so as not to raise any alarm.
She could tell when I had been waving heavily by the perspiration marks on my shirt when she did my laundry. I found her starting to watch me when I flinched to see if I was going to wave. She said she thought I needed help. I had now become a closet waver, waving discreetly while wearing disguises. That is till my wife caught me and said "Either it's me or the waving, you make the choice" so, being the smart man, I picked her.
That was 4 years ago now.
After being in the program, I have a lot better control over my waving. My sponsor tells me I'm doing great.
I just wave at RVers now. Other vehicles will pass and My wife will look over at me and we smile at each other knowing I pretty much got this licked. I do have to watch though cause I know I'm always just one wave away from needing help.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:22 PM   #67
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New to trailering so didn't know about waving. Sorry if anyone I've passed has been hurt.

Flashing lights means speed trap, cop, or danger Will Robinson. (deer, cow, wreck, etc)
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:10 PM   #68
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this thread should be posted on each and every owner's forum. a lot of people may not know this tradition.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:48 PM   #69
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For a lot of people, me included, I don't like to be the first to wave because I don't like to be left hanging. Also, I don't like to wave back at a higher level than the first guy because that's not cool. I rank Wave Levels as follows:

1. Wave + Honk
2. Honk no wave
3. Wave no Honk
4. Wave + Smile
5. Smile no wave
6. Nod + Smile
7. Nod no Smile

If an on-coming driver gives me a 3 I only give a 3 or 4 but never up it to a 2. I do this for 2 reasons, I don't want to embarrass them because they under acknowledged me and I don't want to waste an underappreciated effort in acknowledging them. I've followed this protocol for many years driving the roads and particularly now that I pull a 5er.
Seinfeld coulda done an entire episode on this, although not about RVing, just acknowledgment in general.

Also, I think you should switch 2 and 3. Rules of the road could get a person in trouble with honking in some places so even the most enthusiastic person might not be able to do it. Just sayin'.

Otherwise...most excellent.

Oh, and I plan to be an enthusiastic waver. Wave +. If I'm not doing exercises to keep the bursitis away, I'm doing it wrong will be my motto.
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:12 PM   #70
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We have been driving class A's for 20 years. In the last 2 years we have noticed about 1 out of 10 RV'ers (or less) wave to each other when passing on the road. Alaska was the worst ! What happened to this age old fun little tradition?
Hi, I always wave, my husbands laughs because I get so excited when I see a RV coming I'm waving before it enough gets to us!!!

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